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Enzyme Therapy for Autism
By Karen Defelice
The pounding went on all day and all night. My son was a chronic head-banger from early on. Our efforts to help him resolve this and other debilitating problems, such as extreme sensory sensitivities and socialization difficulties, led us down many roads. Enzymes provided one of the key paths.
In the past five years, enzyme therapy has emerged as one of the most successful treatments for autism-related conditions, based on a new understanding about how closely the digestive, nervous, and immune systems function together and on how to use specific enzymes. Since taking them, my older son, who was diagnosed with an autism spectrum condition (ASC), no longer bangs his head on the floor 10 to 14 hours a day. He now interacts with others around him and communicates well. His sleep and sensory problems have also improved. The rest of us took enzymes as well, and my younger son’s reflux and bowel problems faded away and my chronic migraines disappeared.
My family isn’t the only one to experience these outcomes. After tracking results for more than five years, I’ve found that 90 to 93 percent of people with ASC see improvements after trying a good-quality enzyme product. Benefits appear in a wide range of behavior, language, cognitive, and physical issues, and older children and adults experience these benefits as much as younger kids.
Food Intolerances and Allergies Autistic children often suffer from numerous kinds of food intolerances and digestive problems. My son was so sensitive to dairy, he would begin banging his head hard on the floor about three hours after eating it. While this reaction occurred with other foods and stimuli, we knew that dairy was a specific trigger. To resolve it we found a product containing several proteases including one known as DPP IV, which breaks down dairy and gluten proteins.
Unlike many drug therapies, enzymes are a quick and relatively inexpensive option to try, with a high probability for success. You will usually see results within the first four weeks, and often with just one bottle. While we found success by focusing on specific enzymes, some ACS children respond equally well to a broad-spectrum enzyme product that focuses on the digestion of carbohydrates and fats in addition to proteins. As you plan out a course of enzyme therapy, think in terms of categories: Children who have trouble digesting proteins need proteases; amylases break down carbohydrates; problems with candida yeast respond well to fiber digesting enzymes; and those with dairy intolerance benefit from lactase and DPP IV enzymes. Ascertain which category applies best to your child’s particular problem and then choose among the enzyme products within this category. Most families with children who have developmental delays tend to get best results using one of the broad-spectrum products at all meals along with one of the strong protease products.
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Including Children with Autism in Early Childhood Education Programs
Dates: 5/3/2014 – 5/3/2014
SERC Library Community Room, Middletown Middletown
25 Industrial Park Rd
Autism spectrum disorder (ASD): What is it exactly? Why use the word �spectrum�? Why are we hearing more and more about autism in the media? How do I know if a child has autism? What can I do differently for a young child with autism? In this half-day session, participants will receive answers to these and more questions about this complex disability category. This activity will provide an introduction to ASD, an outline of the strengths and challenges for children with ASD, a discussion about the range of impact the disorder has on development, and a brief overview of outcomes with early intervention and participation in high-quality community programs as a component of intervention. Participants in this professional development activity will increase their understanding and be able to articulate the definition of ASD; identify the developmental areas impacted by ASD; describe the range of severity of ASD and the impact on a child�s participation in daily activities; and identify strategies for the successful inclusion of children with ASD in community-based programs.
Hartford, CT Social Thinking Conference
Dates: 5/7/2014 – 5/9/2014
Sheraton Hartford South Hotel Rocky Hill
Recharge, refresh, and�re-energize your teaching curriculum!�If you�ve been hearing a lot about Social Thinking, but aren�t quite sure what it�s all about, or how to teach it, join us! You�ll hear Michelle present two days of core material about Social Thinking, infused with new thought and updated information! Even if you�ve heard her speak before, you�ll find new strategies to take back to your clinic or classroom to improve how you teach your students. Join us and better understand the inner mind of persons with social learning challenges, whether or not they have a formal diagnosis. Take home practical tools that can be immediately used by parents and professionals to better define treatment needs and create tailored treatment plans.